Humble beginnings, big dreams
“From humble beginnings in Monmouthshire, we now work with global brands such as Telefónica and Gandi who have helped us to reach millions of small business customers around the world. We build e-commerce, bookings and website software that genuinely help small businesses to be more successful online. Every team member plays a critical role in building great products and supporting our partners to sell them.”
Simon Best, CEO & Co-Founder
We’ve built up our expertise over a decade in business. Along the way we’ve learned a lot and we’re proud to share our story. Take a look at over 10 years of success and inspiration.
BaseKit was born
Founded by Simon Best, Richard Best and Richard Fernandez, BaseKit was first developed as an internal tool for their web design agency.
BaseKit wins Seedcamp
We win Europe’s seed fund – Seedcamp which took us to Silicon Valley to collect our first major investment for growth.
BaseKit signs first partner
We sign our first partner – the UK’s biggest domain registrar.
BaseKit opens in tech hub Bristol
Destined for expansion we move to tech hub Bristol and the team grows.
BaseKit 7 launches at CloudFest
BaseKit version 7 debuts at CloudFest allowing small businesses to build responsive websites for the first time.
BaseKit partners with Telefonica
We sign a partnership with world leading telco Telefónica. BaseKit has now reduced its customer churn by 42%.
Continued expansion and a new CEO
BaseKit moves to bigger offices in Bristol to accommodate our growing team and Founder Simon Best becomes CEO.
BaseKit 8 launches with cross-device accessibility
BaseKit not only creates beautiful responsive websites but is fully editable on mobile too.
Go SiteBuilder offers a faster route to market
BaseKit Go SiteBuilder, now BaseKit Site, launches with even more effortless mobile accessibility.
BaseKit 10 arrives on our 10th anniversary
We say goodbye to drag and drop and hello to slick, intuitive pre-built content sections to engage new users worldwide.
BaseKit wins awards
BaseKit is named Technology Provider of the Year at the British Small Business Awards and Best SaaS Product for Small Business / SMBs (non-US) at SaaS Awards.
BaseKit Bookings is launched
New appointment bookings software with built-in payments adds value for busy small business services on the go.
BaseKit gets a revamp
We launch a fresh new look designed to show off the effortless success that epitomises our purpose to help small businesses the world over.
“Our product e-store has allowed SMBs to take their business online and delivering a website experience that suits their business needs. This was made possible due to our partnership with BaseKit, who have helped SMBs create a professional-looking website packed with easy-to-use solutions and features. etisalat by e& has worked closely with the SMB sector for many years, and we look forward to our continued collaboration with BaseKit to create and build more innovative solutions in the future.”
“Their sweet spot is their product and how easy it is for someone not versed in technology or how to build a website. How easy it is for those types of customers to do it. So it's very simple.”
"Over the course of our partnership, one thing that we have come to appreciate a lot is the open dialogue in regards to product improvements. It is so great to know that we have a partner who listens to us. Today BaseKit is the site builder for all our +30 brands and hundreds of thousands of customers and we will continue to rollout BaseKit out to all new acquisitions."
“Over time, Basekit has demonstrated to be not only a reliable and safe platform, but also a powerful and professional web building tool.”
“BaseKit is a reliable partner in business. The cooperation has been outstanding for several years. The services are a high level.”
“The team that works at BaseKit is the best! They didn’t just throw some software at us and let us just handle it, they help us to achieve our goals as well. It’s not just software as a service, it’s a different kind of relationship.”
“Working with BaseKit has been a wonderful partnership. They always respond to queries promptly and professionally.”